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Project Planner - Residential

  • Location:

    London, Greater London

  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering & Design

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £60,000 - £80,000 per annum + car allowance, pension, package

  • Job ref:

    JN -032024-81474_1709718149

  • Published:

    06 March 2024

  • Expiry date:

    03 July 2024

Job Title - Project Planner

Sector - Residential

Salary - up to £80,000 plus car allowance / travel / pension / health / bonus

Client / Role

Cobalt is working with a Global Tier one Contractor that have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Planner (Asta) to join our planning team based. The role offers combination of Production planning (Site based), Preconstruction and Building Safety. You will focus on our Residential sector, with responsibility for multiple sites.

Job Purpose and Scope:

You will be responsible for updating and monitoring a fully integrated programme, this is likely to include implementing change over the life cycle of the project. The role will require a Senior Planner who is methodical, pro-active and data driven whilst having the soft skills to confidently engage with all stakeholders involved with a project, including the Client and their representatives.


  • Use of specialist planning software (Asta), training from other planning software is an option

  • Strong Planning experience gained in a live construction site environment

  • Preconstruction experience

  • Hands-on planning mindset with determination and passion for identifying problems before they are realised to deliver the best possible outcome

  • Ability to think critically and methodically

  • Capability to work collaboratively as part of a team as well as independently

  • Strong record keeping skills and data driven attitude with project controls experience

  • Demonstrate knowledge of all aspects of development; design, procurement, construction (structure, architecture, services), commissioning

  • Can quickly and clearly articulate key issues and listen and capture concerns of others

  • Detailed knowledge of the key features of common forms of contract entered in UK

Accountabilities and key tasks:

  • Compiling and undertaking the projects progress

  • Maintain the programmes quality and integrity throughout the process

  • In-depth programme analysis and subsequent communication of the projects programmes risks and opportunities including proposing mitigating actions

  • Hands-on planning, in conjunction with the project team, optimum working programme to meet project objectives covering, design, procurement, enabling, construction, commissioning, handover, client key dates

  • Chair and minute programme, logistic and delivery workshops

  • Capturing as-built progress data

  • Communicating within the project team to ensure they are aware of their roles in meeting the programme

  • Analyse documents from external and internal sources

  • Meeting/ communicating with supply chain specialists to confirm suitable method and programme for scope given project specific constraints.

  • Monitoring and reporting progress against programmes, suggesting mitigation actions

  • Demonstrate entitlement to protect business from commercial harm

  • Summarise projects status upstream to senior management, highlighting any unresolved major risks and potential overruns

If you feel that this is the job for you, please apply with your latest CV.